This video shows Russia firing missiles from submarine at IS in Syria

Russian jets, during the last three months, have conducted thousands of airstrikes in Syria claiming to have destroyed nearly 7,300 Islamic State militants and other targets.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 9, 2015 9:44 pm
Moscow, Russia submarine, Russia Islamic State, Russia submarine IS, Russia IS missiles, Russia Syria submarine This photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site and provided Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 shows cruise missiles launch from a board of Russian Rostov-on-Don submarine at eastern Mediterranean Sea in a direction of Syria. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

Moscow on Wednesday upped the ante against the Islamic State by firing several rounds of missiles from its submarine for the first time.

Russia’s latest strikes hit “300 targets of different kinds” in the past three days and has helped Syrian special forces recover the black box of the Russian warplane downed by Turkey last month, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site and provided Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 an aerial image shows cruise missile strike on a local ISIS headquarters in Syria. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP) In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site and provided Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 an aerial image shows cruise missile strike on a local ISIS headquarters in Syria. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

“We used Calibre cruise missiles from the (Kilo-class) Rostov-on-Don submarine from the Mediterranean Sea,” Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin during an encounter broadcast on state television. “As a result of the successful launches by the aviation and submarine fleet, all targets were destroyed,” Shoigu said, adding that oil infrastructure, ammunition depots and a mine-making factory had been hit in the strikes.

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Russian jets, during the last three months, have conducted thousands of airstrikes in Syria claiming to have destroyed nearly 7,300 Islamic State militants and other targets.

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